"There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good."
~Edwin Denby

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I think I'll be adding some book and movie reviews on here every great once in a while. I've always been a reader and a fast one at that. Once I start a book ( a good one) I can't put it down. I have to finish it!!

I've never been one to read much in winter, I usually do all my reading in the summertime. I know it seems a little backwards (which is normal for me) BUT.... while I was in high school and college wintertime was textbook time. So when summer would roll around I'd make my many, many trips to the library, always coming back with an armload of books. I would find an author I liked (would usually turn into an addiction) and read every book the library had.

My mom and I have the same taste in books so we're always comparing authors and sharing what books we like. I will read just about anything as long as it's written well and follows a story line. I don't do well with books written like a history book or a biography. My husband laughs at this but I recently tried to read a book that I bought him which reads like a history book/biography and ten pages in and I don't recall one thing I've read.  It was like history all over again.....Can't keep my attention........Feel like I'm in school again.................When's the test?

Whew...glad I got that out of my system. AND I have officially put that book up!

On a trip to visit my Dad a few years ago, he got me hooked on a series of Western books. He let me borrow some he had finished and I think I had 1 done before my (short) plane ride home was even over!!! A few short weeks later he called to tell me of a new one he had read and....... I had to confess that I had already read it and all the other ones I could get my scrawny little hands on at the library. I was officially addicted to them!!!

Okay...you're probably wondering if I have a point....and I do.....my randomness sometimes does have a point (although more often than not it doesn't)...... Point is-----I haven't been reading much (not even last summer) (of course that was because I was planning a wedding and a honeymoon).....and....... I MISS READING!!! Well, I have read a few good books lately and am currently half way through another one.

I'm thinking if I do periodic book (and movie) reviews on here it might give me the motivation to:
1. go to the library (I'm not a big fan of buying books!) (I can't ready one more than once)
2. get a library card
3. check out some books and read!!!!

One more confession- I have actually bought 3 books since Christmas....that might bring the total number of books I've ever bought in my life into the double digits.....libraries are so much better for books...they're free....but I do have a full book case in my house....even if I'll never touch those books again....until it's time to move....then I'll be mad we didn't just use the library more...  :)

p.s. I can't deicded which book/movie to start with!! Help!!!

p.s.s. if you have a good movie or book recommendation pass it to me!!!


  1. This isn't really a book recommendation, but a tool recommendation for book readers. Check out goodreads.com. it's a great way to keep track of what you have read, what you want to read, and get recommendations.

  2. Thanks Fawn! I'll have to check it out :)